Ben Rinnes Lodge ref: UK5433

Ballindalloch, near Dufftown, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This most attractive detached lodge offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery on the edge of the Glenlivet Estate. Cosy, tastefully furnished throughout and with the added benefit of a small sauna, which makes it ideal to return to after a day out in the hills and glens. An ideal base for relaxing and exploring this wonderful part of the Scottish Highlands, it is set in a stunning location, with panoramic views from the living area over the Ladder Hills and the Glenlivet Estate in the heart of the Whisky Trail. Wood panelled throughout it provides a wonderful get-away-from-it-all rural retreat, situated approximately half way between Aberdeen and Inverness, and on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. The excellent sporting activities in and around the local area means guests are spoilt for choice; fishing on the River Spey and Avon, splendid walking from the doorstep, shooting, golfing, cycling or skiing at the Lecht or Cairngorm. A short distance away are many castles, houses and gardens open to the public, including Ballindalloch Castle, one of the most beautiful and romantic castles in Scotland. Visit Carrbridge, home to the famous Landmark Centre, where young and old can enjoy the various outdoor activities. For a dramatic change of scenery however, visit the beautiful Moray coastline with its fabulous beaches, an easy drive away. The lodge is located 500 metres up a maintained forest track, suitable for most saloon cars. Shop 8½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric wood burner, 37" Freesat TV and patio doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and CD player.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, sauna for 2 and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Telephone - for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Garden with grassed area, decked terrace and garden furniture. Sauna for 2. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Dufftown
  • Shops
    8½ miles
  • Distance
    8½ miles
  • Restaurant
    2⅓ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Keith
  • Pub
    2⅓ miles
  • Railway station distance
    20 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

With a rare wildlife stronghold and a landscape shaped by the ice ages the Cairngorms National Park is full of scenic variety and has a treasure trove of natural wonders for you to enjoy.

Walk the Cairngorms hills which were formed when the last age covered this country. With landscapes characterized by high, rounded humps carved through deep and spectacular gorges the variety of geology in the area is truly amazing. It is also home to a fantastic array of rare wildlife. One quarter of Britain's 400 most rare and endangered wildlife species are protected within the park. If you are lucky you might spot such species as the golden eagle, otter, pine marten, osprey and Red kite sheltering in amongst the sub-Arctic and mountain plants.

The glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are well known destinations for walkers as they are all easily accessible by car. They offer low level walks but also provide access to tougher long distance hikes into the south east section of the park. Make sure you take the funicular railway up nearly 1,200m to the summit of CairnGorm Mountain to enjoy spectacular views.

As well as the impressive uplands in the area the lochs and rivers in the region are home to some world class salmon fishing, wildlife and habitats making it yet another area not to be missed. The waters offer a variety of scenic delights including gorges, waterfalls and tranquil expanses of streams.

For woodland and forest walks visit Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Caledonian Pine Forest. Or if you are in search of a beach visit Loch Morlich where the sandy expanse proves popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Many attractions are connected with the area's history or wildlife and are great places to learn more about the natural wonders that surround you. Whether you have a passion for wildlife, whisky or walking, or simply want to have fun, you will never be short of something new to experience in this wonderful area of The Cairngorms National Park.

Things to do nearby

Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safari

Guided wildlife excursions with a friendly, experienced local nature watcher. View the wonderful world of birds and wildlife in remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. Tel: 01479 811169

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Highland Folk Museum

This award winning museum has a 1700's township with turf houses and open peat fires, a working croft with animals and a play area with cafe. Tel: 01463 663800

Drumin Castle

Constructed in the mid 14th century this well fortified tower house was one the strong hold of Alexander Steward the `Wolf of Badenoch'. Great views and attractive walks close by. Tel: 01479 870070

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

A fantastic day of fun and discovery with watercoaster, maze, play area, tree top trail, towers and lots more. Tel: 0800 731 3446

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Auchgourish Botanic Gardens

A fascinating four star 10 acre garden containing collections of over 2,000 hardy and unusual plant species from across the world. Tel: 01479 831464

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Join the reindeer herder out on the mountainside where the reindeer graze in their natural environment. Treks available from June to September! Tel: 01479 861228

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover Scotland's wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountain and tundra regions. Meet the Amur tigers, snow monkeys, wolves, red pandas and even polar bears! All just seven miles from Aviemore.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Open all year round the Cairngorm Mountain Railway offers a unique gateway into this ancient glacial landscape with fantastic views of the mountain landscapes. Tel: 01479 861261

Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey Centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish eating birds of prey. Watch them via the CCTV linkup. Tel: 01479 831476

Spreyside Heather Garden and Visitor Centre

Multi award winning attraction with quality gifts, antique shop, exhibition, garden centre and wildlife viewing stations. Tel: 01479 851359

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